Wrestling – ‘Dead’ Man Living: Central’s Nick Santonastasso
When Nick Santonastasso was 2 years old, his father left him alone on the living room floor while he went into the garage for a moment, only to hear an odd clanking noise a few minutes later.
Nick was born with Hanhart syndrome, a rare birth defect that left him with no legs, an undeveloped right arm, and a left arm with one finger. Doctors told his parents that his mobility would be limited.
“I opened the door from the garage, and Nick had pushed his wagon up next to the table, climbed into the wagon, then gotten up onto a chair before pushing himself onto the table,’’ Mike Santonastasso told TODAY.com. “He was on the table, watching MTV and dancing. Since he was 2 years old, he’s been shocking us with the things he does.”